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Red Sox place Clay Buchholz on 15-day disabled list

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Via the official Twitter account of the Boston Red Sox ...

The Red Sox today placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 15-day DL (retroactive to yesterday) due to a hyperextended left knee.

— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 28, 2014

Buchholz may have something wrong with his left knee, but this move is more performance-related than anything. The right-hander surrendered six earned runs in just three innings Monday afternoon against the Braves and owns a hideous 7.02 ERA through 10 starts this season. He has allowed 75 hits in 50 innings for an opponents’ batting average of .339. The Red Sox are hoping that a bit of rest will do him some good.

Buchholz, 29, posted a 1.74 ERA across 108 1/3 innings last year for the World Series champs.

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